John Leguizamo

Comedian / Playwright / Film Producer / Film Director / Television Presenter / Screenwriter | * 07/22/1964 (59) | Bogotá (Colombia)
John Alberto Leguizamo Peláez (LEG-wih-ZAH-moh; Colombian Spanish: [leɣiˈsamo]; born July 22, 196013:00) is an American actor, comedian, and film producer. He has appeared in over 100 films, produced over 20 films and documentaries, made over 30 television appearances, and has produced various television projects. He has also written and performed for the Broadway stage receiving four Tony Award nominations for Freak in 1998, Sexaholix in 2002, and Latin History for Morons in 2018. He received a Special Tony Award in 2018. Leguizamo began his career as a stand-up comedian in New York City. After several years of doing supporting roles in film and television, he rose to fame with major roles in The Fantasy adventure Super Mario Bros. portraying Luigi and the crime drama Carlito's Way portraying Benny Blanco (both 1993), followed by a role as drag queen Chi-Chi Rodriguez in the road comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar ()
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John Alberto Leguizamo Peláez (born July 22, 1960) is an American actor, comedian, and film producer. He has appeared in over 100 films, produced over 20 films and documentaries, made over 30 television appearances, and has produced various television projects. He's also written and performed for the Broadway stage receiving three Tony Award nominations for Freak in 1998, Sexaholix in 2002, and Latin History for Morons in 2018. He received a Special Tony Award in 2018.He rose to fame with a co-starring role in Super Mario Bros. (1993) as Luigi, Benny Blanco in the crime drama Carlito's Way (1993), and later To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), for which he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination. Other films include Romeo + Juliet (1996), A Brother's Kiss (1997), Summer of Sam (1999), Moulin Rouge! (2001), The Alibi (2006), Righteous Kill (2008), Repo Men (2010), The Counselor (2013), John Wick (2014), and The Menu (2022). He served as the narrator of the sitcom The Brothers García (2000–2004) and voiced Sid the Sloth in the Ice Age franchise (2002–2016), and as Bruno in Encanto (2021).Leguizamo is also known for his television roles including Freak (1998) for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. He received further Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the Paramount miniseries Waco (2018), and Netflix's limited series When They See Us (2019). He's also appeared on ER, The Kill Point, Bloodline, and The Mandalorian.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for John Leguizamo

Primetime Emmy Awards Theatre World Special Award Hull-Warriner Award Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play
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Movies with John Leguizamo as Actor(131)

as Ortiz2023 Gentille Alouette
as Luke2023 Tin Soldier
as Movie Star2022 The Menu
as Bill "Pepe" Miller2022 The Survivor
as Scrooge2022 Violent Night
as Misael2021 Dark Blood
as Estragon2021 Waiting for Godot
as Bruno Madrigal (voice)2021 Encanto
as Detective Espada2020 The Night Clerk
as Mario Martinez2020 Critical Thinking
as himself2019 It Takes a Lunatic
as Rodrigo2019 Playing with Fire
as Jeremy Martinez2019 The Sun Is Also a Star
as Jeb2018 Nancy
2018 Krystal
as George Diebold2017 The Crash
as Berto2017 11:55
as Aurelio2017 John Wick: Chapter 2
as Montgomery De La Cruz2016 Stealing Cars
as Sid (voice)2016 Ice Age: Collision Course
as Misael2016 Perros
as Atticus2016 The Hollow Point
as Emir Abreu2016 The Infiltrator
as Fly Boy / Liam (voice)2015 Get Squirrely
as Rose2015 American Ultra
as Sid (voice)2015 Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe
as Dave2015 Sisters
as Taylor2015 Experimenter
as Pete2015 Meadowland
as Himself - Narrator2015 The Latin Explosion: A New America
as Pisanio2014 Cymbeline
as himself2014 The Boomer List
as Jesse2014 Fugly!
as Aurelio2014 John Wick
as Martin2014 Chef
as Santiago2014 Ride Along
as Javier2013 Kick-Ass 2
as Chips (voice)2013 Fish N Chips: The Movie
as Alex (voice)2013 Walking with Dinosaurs
as Coverall Man Randy2013 The Counselor
as Jimmy Alpha2012 One for the Money
as Lucho Calvo2012 The Trip 2
as Sid (voice)2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift
as Narrator (voice)2011 Ballplayer: Pelotero
as himself2011 The Latino List
as Sid (voice)2011 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
as Val Valenzuela2011 The Lincoln Lawyer
as Asbury2010 Repo Men
as Jed2009 Rage
as Dante Mendoza2009 The Ministers
as Freek2009 Gamer
as Michael Beltran2008 The Babysitters
as Roger Pena2008 Paraiso Travel
as Sid (voice)2008 Ice Age: Surviving Sid
as Julian2008 The Happening
as Detective Simon Perez2008 Righteous Kill
as Mauricio Rodriguez2008 Nothing Like the Holidays
as Enrico2008 Miracle at St. Anna
as Frank Diaz2007 Where God Left His Shoes
as Felix De La Pena2007 The Take
as Lorenzo Daza2007 Love in the Time of Cholera
as Sid (voice)2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown
as Hannibal2006 The Alibi
as TC - Tony2006 The Groomsmen
as Dodge2005 The Honeymooners
as Cholo2005 Land of the Dead
as Antonio2005 Sueno
as Manolo Bonilla2004 Crónicas
as Lex Vargas2003 Undefeated
as Spider Mike2003 Spun
as Sid (voice)2002 Ice Age
as Victor Rosa2002 Empire
as Felix Ramirez2002 Collateral Damage
as Keith Lang2002 Point of Origin
as Dean Singer2002 Zig Zag
as Clown / Violator (archive footage)2001 Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes
as Toulouse-Lautrec2001 Moulin Rouge!
as Gune (voice)2000 Titan A.E.
as Seymour2000 King of the Jungle
as Vinny1999 Summer of Sam
as Jorge1999 Joe the King
as Chino1998 Body Count
as himself1998 John Leguizamo: Freak
as Zip1998 Frogs for Snakes
as Rat #2 (Voice)1998 Doctor Dolittle
as himself1997 The Making of 'Spawn'
as Pest1997 The Pest
as Clown / Violator1997 Spawn
as Lefty1997 A Brother's Kiss
as Tybalt1996 Romeo + Juliet
as Manny1996 The Fan
as Angel1993 Night Owl
as Benny Blanco1993 Carlito's Way
as Luigi Mario1993 Super Mario Bros.
as Guess my nationality guy1992 Puerto Rican Mambo (Not a Musical)
as John Castillo1992 Whispers in the Dark
as Chancho ("Homo")1991 Poison
as Boy in Alley1991 Out for Justice
as Liquor Store Gunman1991 Regarding Henry
as Burke1990 Die Hard 2
as Angel1990 Street Hunter
as Ignacio1990 Revenge
as Private Antonio Diaz1989 Casualties of War
as Macetero1984 Mixed Blood

TV Shows/Series with John Leguizamo as Actor(32)

as himself2023 Leguizamo Does America
as Jacob Vazquez2023 Waco: The Aftermath
as Rob Lopez2023 The Power
as Gor Koresh2019 The Mandalorian
as Raymond Santana Sr.2019 When They See Us
as Ozzy Delvecchio2015 Bloodline
as Jack Sprat (voice)2015 The Adventures of Puss in Boots
as Mr. Buenaventura (voice)2014 BoJack Horseman
as Jake Mendez2007 The Kill Point
as Diego2005 My Name Is Earl
as Luís Ramírez (voice)2005 American Dad!
as Larry Garcia (voice)2000 The Brothers García
as himself1997 The View
as Self - Guest1997 The View
as himself1996 The Daily Show
as Self - Guest Host1996 The Daily Show
as Dr. Victor Clemente1994 ER
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as Self - Guest1988 LIVE with Kelly and Mark
as Orlando Calderone1984 Miami Vice

Movies with John Leguizamo as Crew(17)

Directing/Director2020 Critical Thinking
Production/Executive Producer2020 Critical Thinking
Writing/Writer2014 Fugly!
Writing/Writer2014 John Leguizamo: Ghetto Klown
Production/Producer2008 The Babysitters
Production/Co-Producer2008 Paraiso Travel
Directing/Director2003 Undefeated
Writing/Writer2003 Undefeated
Production/Executive Producer2000 Nuyorican Dream
Production/Executive Producer1998 John Leguizamo: Freak
Writing/Writer1998 John Leguizamo: Freak
Production/Co-Producer1997 The Pest
Writing/Story1997 The Pest
Writing/Writer1993 John Leguizamo: Spic-O-Rama
Writing/Writer1991 Mambo Mouth

TV Shows/Series with John Leguizamo as Crew(1)

Creator/Creator1995 House of Buggin'

Additional Information

Born: Wednesday, 07/22 1964 (July) in Bogotá (Colombia) (current age: 59 years + 218 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES)
Educated at: Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Long Island University, Murry Bergtraum High School, HB Studio
Record Label: RCA Records
Spouses (current/former): Justine Maurer, Yelba Osorio
Children: Allegra Leguizamo, Lucas Leguizamo
Other names for John Leguizamo (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John Alberto Leguizamo"
"Damien Garcia"
"Johnny Leggs"
"Джон Легуизамо"
"John Alberto Leguizamo Peláez"
John Leguizamo frequently works together with these people:
Mike Barker (34x, Actor)
Paget Brewster (25x, Actress)
Patton Oswalt (23x, Actor)
Chris Wedge (18x, Crew)
Fred Tatasciore (17x, Actor)
Andy Richter (17x, Actor)
Jill Talley (16x, Actress)
Alan Tudyk (15x, Actor)
John DiMaggio (15x, Actor)
Mike Henry (15x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:469, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/11/2024